Allure Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – December 2015
Allure Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription from Allure Magazine. (Previously known as Sample Society).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Allure Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty and makeup samples.
Ships to: the US
Swap for any item in this box from the Allure Beauty Box Swap page!
Each box includes an info booklet that details each item and why Allure editors decided to include it in the box.
Illume Blackberry Absinthe Candle (Travel Tin) – 1 oz (5 Hours Burn Time) Value $4?
I wasn’t sure if I would like this scent when I saw the spoilers for this box, but I really like the blackberry scent! And I always like getting travel tin candles in this subscription!
Avene Body Oil – 50 ml Value $6.50
This body oil is recommended for using after the shower instead of a lotion. The formula leaves a slight sheen on my skin, and I like the scent, so I think I’ll be adding this to my post-shower routine!
SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E – 3 ml Value $15.20? (Guessing on size since it isn’t listed on the sample
(Subscribers will receive one of four SkinCeuticals products)
I like the formula of this product – it is a gel that absorbs quickly. I think the sample is way too small to be able to notice any differences in fine lines and skin tone to justify buying the full-size version ($152 for an ounce). I wish skincare companies sent out larger samples!
POP Beauty Kajal Pen in Inky Purple – FULL SIZE! Value $10
I get a ton of eyeliners in subscription boxes, so I was happy to see that this wasn’t another black liner. It’s a very deep purple shade. (Swatched below). The formula goes on smoothly and is paraben-free. No complaints!
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – .25 oz Value $9
This is a classic primer I’ve used many times over the years (thanks to subscription box samples) and I’m happy to have more. It makes your skin so smooth and does a pretty good job at eliminating shine.
Chapstick Total Hydration in Soothing Vanilla – FULL SIZE! Value $3
This is a bonus item! I can always use more lipbalm, and I didn’t know chapstick made a 100% natural line, so this actually ended up being one of my favorite products in the box!
Klorane Dry Shampoo – 50 ml (Travel Size) Value $9
I have received Klorane Dry Shampoo a lot in subscription boxes over the years, so while I’m no longer excited to see it in a box, it is a great product and will be used eventually!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $56. I think that’s a great value. Personally, I think I may be suffering from subscription box addiction heavily with this box, because I have so many of these items (Smashbox primer, Klorane shampoo, eyeliner) that this box just doesn’t feel that exciting. That being said, I really like the candle, oil and lip balm – they are all new to me!
What do you think of the December Allure Beauty Box?